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You can pre-order on the Amazon link. Here's the description:
"By America’s premier sportswriter, written with full cooperation of Joe Paterno and his family, Paterno is the definitive account of the epic life of America’s winningest college football coach. Published to coincide with Penn State football’s first season without their legendary leader.
Born in Brooklyn in 1926, Joe Paterno was a first generation college student who became a star quarterback while attending Brown University. After graduation in 1950, at age twenty-three, he was hired by his former coach as assistant coach at Penn State. Over the course of sixty-two football seasons, Joe Paterno’s influence was felt as the Nittany Lions won 409 games, a Division I record for a coach. He was honored with every distinction the sports industry has to offer, from being the coach to receive Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year Award, to the Associated Press College Football Coach Award, to the NCAA’s Gerald R. Ford Award.
Joe Posnanski spent the last two years of Paterno’s life with him, getting to know the man and his family, and was there as the scandal broke that eventually consumed him. Written with unprecedented access, Paterno gets inside the mind of one of America’s most brilliant and charismatic coaches.
Amazon.com: Paterno (9781451657494): Joe Posnanski: Books
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I really think this is going to be a good one. It really sucks it had to happen but for posnaknski, his timing could have not been much better
Can't wait to pick this one up as well.
And i agree, with everything that happened over the past 6 months, this thing is going to sell 10X as many copies, if not more.
"People ask me why I stayed here so long, Look around, Look around, I stay here because I love you all" R.I.P. Joe - 12/21/1926-01/22/2012
I will definitely be purchasing this and supporting Posnanski, who has proven himself to be a true professional. I expect the book to be excellent.
Posnanski is an excellent writer. I'm pre-ordering this. But that last sentence is a real head-scratcher.
thought the same....and i think its a typo....
Think it should have been "Posnanski gets inside the mind of...."
well, Aug 28th is my anniversary...I know what I'm getting
Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things - Joe Paterno
The book name is "Paterno" so I think that is why that sentence is worded that way. Meaning Paterno (as in the book) gets inside....
"Whoever’s trying to kill me isn’t getting the job done. But one day, I’m going to punch that f___r in the face."
I think by charismatic he means his amazing personality (think press conferences when he gets everyone to laugh) rather than Steve Spurrier or Brian Kelly screaming on the sideline - type of charismatic.
Work at a bookstore when not at school. Gonna reserve it as soon as possible!
I have one upvote left, and I am not afraid to use it!!!
On the Amazon page, "Paterno" is italicized and refers to the title of the book.
This will be a very interesting read! Looking forward to its release.
"DOMINATE the state" - James Franklin 1/11/14
and no, that pic isn't my wife...too bad, haha!
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After 2 years with Joe and being there for the unfolding of November events this should be an interesting book, ideally seeing the November crisis from the Paterno's perspective.
I am not expecting it to be a slant piece towards Paterno at all. I think Pos will objectively write this book. However, by doing that, people will see Joe for who he really was and not the terrible journalism of the past few months. I think while we might cringe at some points in the book on the scandal, it'll overall be a breath of fresh air because we are not afraid of the world to know who Joe really was and that we want people to see that he is not some monster that some of the media has portrayed him to be.
Just ordered two copies. One for myself and one for my father for christmas.
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